Austria is on the brink of a snowy winter

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Wintry conditions are forecast for large parts of Austria starting today. The reason for this is a low-pressure system over northern Italy, which will bring large amounts of snow to Austria at the beginning of the weekend, as the ORF weather desk reported.

The largest amounts of snow are expected from Vorarlberg to the Vienna Woods over the weekend. In some areas, up to half a meter of snow may be added; in the mountains, it may even be significantly more.

Problems with road and rail traffic are to be expected, and power cuts due to snow are also to be feared. In addition, there will be snow drifts during the course of the day due to brisk to strong north-westerly winds.

In Carinthia, small-scale flooding is initially possible due to the heavy rain. The risk of avalanches is increasing in the mountains. For example, the Tyrolean avalanche warning service predicts a high avalanche risk for large parts of the province. Large amounts of fresh snow and a weak layer of old snow would increase the danger to the second-highest level on the five-point scale.

Wintry across the board today
From Bregenz to the Wienerwald, widespread snow cover of at least 10 to 30 centimeters by the evening. Rain in the south of Austria in the morning. Highs: mostly -3 to +3 degrees.

  • source: orf.at/picture: pixabay.com

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